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Tunisia has launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign, one month later than originally planned

Three Tunisians convicted of smoking cannabis had their 30-year jail terms significantly reduced.

39 migrants drown off Tunisia as two boats capsize

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39 migrants drown off Tunisia as two boats capsize

At least 39 migrants drowned after two boats capsized off Tunisia.

14 migrants die, 139 rescued off Tunisia: national guard

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14 migrants die, 139 rescued off Tunisia: national guard

Two boats carrying migrants has sunk off the coast of Tunisia, killing at least 14 people.

<em>Tunisians</em> protest to demand release of jailed activist

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Tunisians protest to demand release of jailed activist

Rania Amdouni, a 26-year-old LGBT rights campaigner, has been the target of a smear campaign by police unions after taking part in protests ...

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Tunisians protest amid political standoff

Tunisia's main parliamentary bloc Ennahdha rallied thousands of people Saturday in a demonstration.

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Market for edible flowers blossoms in Tunisia

Edible flowers have grown in popularity in Tunisia, and are being used in high-end hotel restaurants.

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Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

Abdel Fattah Mourou, a co-founder and former deputy leader of the Islamist Ennahdha party, has shocked Tunisian society by dancing with ...

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Five killed by homebrew in Tunisia

Police have launched an investigation into the poisoning.

A gradual return to dictatorship in Tunisia?

Tharwa Boulifi

A gradual return to dictatorship in Tunisia?

Comment: Tunisians' biggest fear remains the return to a dictatorial regime that crippled their country. Recent events suggest they ...

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Three Tunisians jailed for 30 years for cannabis use

Amna Guellali, from campaign group Amnesty International, said such sentences for drug use and possession were "unacceptable on principle".

<em>Tunisians</em> protest against 'police state'

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Tunisians protest against 'police state'

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Tunis to demonstrate against police repression.

Tunisia parliament reshuffles cabinet as protests continue

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Tunisia parliament reshuffles cabinet as protests continue

Hundreds of protesters faced off against riot police outside the Tunisian parliament as lawmakers inside confirmed a cabinet reshuffle amid ...

Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle

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Tunisian protesters march on parliament amid cabinet reshuffle

Hundreds gathered near the heavily-guarded parliament on Tuesday, as lawmakers held a debate inside on a list of new ministers for key ...

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

Alessandra Bajec

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution ...

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IMF urges Tunisia reform plan, social support

"Tunisia faces two immediate challenges: saving lives and livelihoods until the pandemic wanes, and starting to bring economic imbalances back to a sustainable trajectory."

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Hundreds protest police repression in Tunisia

The protests come as the North African nation struggles to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the economy and threatened to ...

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Tunisians protest against mass arrests in nighttime clashes

Tunisians took to the streets to demand the release of hundreds of young demonstrators arrested during protests.

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Tunisia's Defence Minister pressed by lawmakers on riots

Ibrahim Al-Bartaji appeared to break the silence of Tunisia’s divided political leadership on the protests in a formal statement to parliament.

Tunisia seeks to stem wave of night-time street riots

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Tunisia seeks to stem wave of night-time street riots

Tunisia is bracing for protests after hundreds were arrested in four nights of street clashes between riot police and disaffected youths

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Tunisia must 'immediately' shun violence against protesters: Amnesty

Online footage shows police beating and dragging individuals who were arrested, while eyewitnesses have shared testimony indicating the ill ...

Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots

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Tunisia arrests over 600, deploys troops after riots

Over 600 people have been arrested and troops have been deployed after a third consecutive night of riots in various Tunisian cities.

Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

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Tunisian rioters clash with security forces for third night

Clashes broke out for a third consecutive evening in several Tunisian cities, pitting stone-throwing youths against security forces despite a ...

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

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